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Service Dogs and Autistic Children – Pet Tip 253

Dogs help humans in so many ways. They help with companionship, with tasks that they carry out for us and sometimes they help make every day living much easier. Perhaps the best demonstration of this fact is when dogs help people with disabilities. Many of us have seen dogs helping blind people and many have heard of dogs that feel when a seizure in an epileptic person is about to occur and then protect them from injury. Dogs can also help aid autistic children and parents of autistic children in many ways as well. Recent studies suggest that the prevalence of autistic children in Canada may be 1 in 165 children or higher. Therefore, many people may well personally know of an autistic child in their extended family, or know of friends or acquaintances that have an autistic child. So how can dogs help these autistic children?

The National Service Dogs (NSD) organization in Ontario Canada, is one of the best organizations that specifically help train dogs to make the lives of autistic children better. You might be wondering how a service dog can be useful to autistic children

Allisa Swanson
Province, Country:
BC, Canada
Toy American Eskimo
Date of Birth:
May 26, 2006
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Hi I'm Atticus! I have tons of energy and like to play play play! My favorite game is fetch, but I don't ike to give up the ball so it usually becomes chase! I like to chase my sister (who's a cat) and I love going to the beach!
My mommy feeds me raw food & I can't get enough! I am very spoilt -and I think I deserve every minute of it!
I am a star too! You can see a picture of me on page 26 of Modern Dog magazines fall issue! Cool huh? My mommy makes me model for her company, Boodie Kiss Pet Couture, which she named after... you guessed it, ME!!
I don't like baths or being groomed and I don't always listen...
Mom says she is going to take me to agility or canine freestyle, whatever they are... she thinks I may learn to listen better...I guess we'll have to see about that!

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